1 year ago, a software engineer and YouTuber named Micheal Pick broke a world record by constructing the world’s largest Nerf gun on 15 September 2021. Micheal is a huge Nerf lover; he took inspiration from his childhood to contrive this blaster. Before breaking this record, Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer, had built an extremely powerful 182cm (6-ft) giant Nerf gun.
Interestingly, Micheal is the first man in Huntsville, Alabama, USA, to beat Mark Rober at his own game. Moreover, he decided to work on the model ofNerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6. However, after giving the finishing touch, the actual gun size was 300% bigger than a regular gun. With a weight of 198.4 pounds, the height of this elite Nerf gun was 12 ft and 6 inches. The formulation of such a jumbo-size gun was an incredible achievement!
Before building this state-of-the-art Nerf gun, he deliberately designed its model with a computer’s help. Although he already has experience as a space software engineer, so it wasn’t a laborious task for him to build a model with CAD.
After executing the design, he used wood and plywood to accomplish this work effectively. However, the last step in formulating this top-notch blaster was decorating it with paint. Micheal Pick marvelously did this job!
World’s Most Oversized Nerf Darts
In his final creation, he made the world’s most oversized 12-inch (30.48 cm) darts with a capacity to unleash 80 kilometers per hour. So, with full gun potential, these darts can reach maximum distances up to 250 feet.
Furthermore, the foam, 3D printed caps, and Polyvinyl chloride pipe were used to make these darts. Because of their magnificent size and ultra speed, these newfangled darts can easily break glass mugs, drywall, concrete blocks, pumpkins, and even obliterate watermelon! In addition, the whistles and bells were added to provide a more stunning look for the gun.
He revealed that making the air system fit into the shell of the largest Nerf gun was the most arduous section of this project. It’s a great victory in Micheal’s life. Before commencing the project, Micheal didn’t think it could be a record-breaking gun in his mind.
While expressing his thoughts in an interview, he had spent a lot of time and effort building this blaster, so earning a Guinness World Record title was a nice way to end this project.
After the success of this official record-breaking largest Nerf gun, Micheal’s already working on another tremendous project. Of course, everyone eagerly awaits and is super excited for another record-breaking target, but he didn’t spill the beans so far.